The Museum organises lectures and presentations by noted scholars, academicians and authors on a regular basis on a range of subjects from art, art history, archaeology, architecture, heritage, environment and many more.
The Museum also organises 7 major annual lecture series and cultural programmes
The Karl J. Khandalavala Memorial lecture
This prestigious annual memorial lecture was instituted by CSMVS and the Museum Society of Mumbai in the year 1998 in the memory of Late Karl J. Khandalavala, renowned art historian finest scholar of Indian art and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of CSMVS.
The Coomaraswamy Memorial lecture
This prestigious annual memorial lecture was instituted by CSMVS and the Museum Society of Mumbai in the year 1979 in the memory of Late Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art.
The Vimal Shah Memorial Lecture
This annual memorial lecture was instituted by CSMVS and the Museum Society of Mumbai in the year 2014 in memory of Late Mrs. Vimal Shah, noted journalist and editor and former member of the Board of Trustees of CSMVS.
The Jehangir and Shirin Sabavala Memorial Lecture
This lecture is organised in collaboration with The Sabavala Memorial Foundation. The memorial lecture began in 2012 in memory of late artist Jehangir Sabavala and was renamed to Jehangir and Shirin Sabavala Memorial Lecture in 2017.
The Jehangir Nicholson Memorial Lecture
This annual lecture is organised in collaboration with the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation
The Museum organises cultural programmes as part of its annual event calendar. Two major events amongst these are -
Baadarwa Barsan Ko Aye
This annual musical concert on monsoon melodies began in 2009 with the aim to promote upcoming artists of Indian Classical Music. This programme is in collaboration with the Museum Society of Mumbai.
The Dr. Freddy Mehta Memorial Programme
In 2016, the Trustees of the CSMVS and the Museum Society of Mumbai initiated a programme in memory of Dr. Fredie Mehta who was the husband of Ms. Keti F. Mehta, former member of the Board of Trustees of the CSMVS.
The Museum organises workshops on art and crafts for adults. You get to meet traditional craftsmen for far-flung parts of the country and make your own art work as you learn about the various traditional arts of India.
Paramparik Karigar Art and Craft Workshops
CSMVS in collaboration with Paramparik Karigar organises a series of workshops on various traditional Indian arts and crafts conducted by Master Craftsmen.
Art360˚ is a series of art workshops conducted by renowned artists and is designed especially for adults. These workshops are held on a Saturday every month.